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    Hi, All:

    Wags, you said that perfectly. And I really like the idea of being a witness - a sober, present, together witness. My little VERY white town is facing some of its demons now, and I say it is about time. The young people are ACTIVATED and I love to see it. I do hope for lasting change.

    One thing about now - I don't have any FOMO that I sometimes have. I don't really want to go to big drinking events and parties, but I always have a slight feeling that I'm missing something. Now I can just settle in and relax. No one is doing anything. I do miss people, though. I miss the energy I get from being around people. Humans are not meant to be isolated...

    Pauly and Kensho, I do like the idea of a little getaway. I wonder what any travel will be like this summer.

    Happy SOBER Thursday,
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    Happy Un Hung Wednesday everyone.
    I am listening to Dr DiAngelo's U Tube video after this. I feel like I need to learn more about this issue.

    Everyone sounds good. Way to go Big Al, Julia. One day at a time.

    Dont drink today, its gross.
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    I have FOGO, Pav - Fear of GOING out!

    Groups drain me rather than energizing me so I can't say I really miss that too much but I do miss seeing small groups or individual friends. And I definitely miss being able to take off and visit family. I know this shut down has not been as hard on me psychologically or financially as it has been on others so I try not to be too cavalier about it.

    The latest 'events' feel different. Maybe this country will finally be able to start finding its way out of the mess we're in. I sure hope so.

    Stay well, Nesters. NS


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    and still.
    a nice night or day or both, to you all
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    Greetings Nesters,

    Well it seems we are just hours away from a partial reopening here in my part of the state. At 11:59 tonight the stay at home order expires. I will be happy to just see grandkids & their parents again & maybe not feel so creeped out if/when I venture out to a store or something. Everyone still needs to be careful & practice social distancing. We’ll see how that works out!
    It hit a high of 87 humid degrees today so there’s more storms on the way naturally. Had to take my dog to the vet for her annual check up & vaccinations. You call when you get there & someone comes out & takes the dog inside, easy! I do appreciate the thought that they put into their plan of operations though.

    Hello to everyone & wishing a safe night in the nest for all! Stay healthy!

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    Morning nesters

    a lovely -1 this morning, i dont enjoy cold hands. it is going to be a lovely day when it warms up.

    Lav, you can have your heat but i know you dont enjoy it. glad you can see the grandkids again.

    Great work Al on your 7 days, keep up the great work. I didnt really journal except on here daily, fanatically and often in the early days. I had a calendar that i used to mark off each day sober and each week would drag my kids to so they could look at the weeks. Do whatever works.

    More things are opening up here which is good since we are in a recession but we are still testing a lot of people. We will be having protests this weekend so lets see how that goes. I try and not go out too much especially on the weekends and luckily now i work from home, i can do my shopping through the week when its quieter.

    My daughter wants to go and get her nails done today and has offered to pay for a pedicure so i am onto that and as they will be at my feet i can deal. I did notice that there are screens up now which is a great idea.

    I think its carl and cardy pic time. It looks like cardy is now part of our family. her owner has not contacted us, we have all tried to contact her to see if she wants her back or if we could keep her. no reply so next week we are off to the vets to get her microchipped and immunised and to organise her desexing. I didnt want a big dog but she is just the most adorable girl and so gentle with carl. She has come into my life for a reason.

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    carl 22nd may 2020.jpg

    Take care and stay safe xx
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    Ava, those pups are just adorable! So stinking cute!
    I killed a fly today and washed the windows. I went from 100mph to 0. May I say my retirement has not been what I imagined. House arrest is more like it. But we are safe and our bellies are full. My state, NC, has had record numbers of cases this past week And today’s numbers were bad. I guess it is to be expected, especially given the crowds over Memorial Day. I worry for the protesters, too, literally fighting for their lives. What a mess our country is in.
    Big Al, Congrats on your now 9 days! Here’s your prize! it’s a Full Moon salute from your fellow nesters. That first week is a bear and now it’s in the rear view. You’ll get no cracks from us on how challenging it is, no butts about it! Well done.
    NS, I have FOGO, too. I know the day is coming, though. All I can do is all I can do.
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    Hi Nesters....I did not drift away...just crazy busy with work. I do read daily, but have not had the time to post. Usually the beginning of the month is not busy but I guess because June 1 was on a Saturday, by June 4 things really revved up. I have to go into the office today...mask on. Boss is trying to do everything he can do to make us feel safe coming back full time, but many of us still have a lot of reservations about being in close quarters.

    Husband took son up to PA to get his belongings out of his dorm that have been sitting there gathering dust for 3 months. Good thing they will have masks on! The college is only allowing one person per hall at a time to pack up stuff. He had to register for a time slot. Ugh and then he is going to bring all that crap back here. It's enough that my bedroom/office is packed to the gills with my office equipment. I'm getting claustrophobia.

    @BigAl, good job on your one week. Don't let your guard down. Sometimes we think that 'yay...I made it x days so I can drink and stop any time'. not true. just keep heading in the direction you are in.

    Thanks Ava and Mr G for answering my question about Aussie snow. It's great that you can see snow if you want to, but it largely stays out of your way. Hot weather used to be my fave, but the older I get the less I can tolerate it. I took Bonnie (Snoots) for a walk a couple of days ago and I guess I over extended the walk because the poor thing got so hot she vomited in the neighbors lawn. We were close to home so daughter and I could get her cooled down quickly. Ugh. Then I had to go back and clean up the mess. ��

    Can't believe it is Friday again. just Friday...not a ticket to boozeville! There is supposed to be a protest near my workplace starting at 5pm today, so I need to get in and out of the office. I'm not good in crowds, corona or not.

    Ava...love the pics of your pups. does Carl like wearing clothes? I loved dressing up Piper and had a spring dress especially made for her. husband thinks I'm crazy. Not so sure Bonnie is the dress up type but she will be known for her wardrobe of bandanas that I am making for her in all kinds of eclectic fabrics. We use the bandanas to spray with a pheromone that is supposed to calm anxiety. She is coming along in that respect. In fact, she is getting a little too demanding!!

    Happy sober weekend to all!
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    Hi, All:

    Good to see you Belle. Good luck with returning to the office. What are your sons plans for the summer? Mine has a lease starting July, so he's going to stay in his college town and try to work if school is going to be all online. He didn't have a great experience with that...

    Byrdie - that's the thing - cases are high in a number of states already, and are going up in others - especially in the southeast. So far I guess it is tolerable to people because mostly the hospitals are not overwhelmed, although I think Birmingham is. It is now 2 weeks after Memorial Day so that makes sense. I imagine there will be another spike after these protests. Lav, if you DO venture out, be careful. Supposedly most of us are going to get it - it is a matter of when (or if they develop the vaccine first...)

    Not much to add. Happy SOBER Friday.

    Pav

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    Morning nesters, Ava, congratulations on your new member of the family! I'm sad the owner left her tho, sheesh, Belle, good to see you, my Winslow likes wearing one of my g-sons old shirts in the winter time, he actually struts when he's got it on, the 3 months old size baby shirts fit him perfectly but he loves his striped one with the dino the most haha, Byrdie, we pretty much expected an increase in cases in your area after memorial weekend, there's gonna be a spike allover with these protesters out all clusstered together, in L.A the other day there were 100's out there, I sent the pic to my girls, L. A was hit with alot of cases as it is, this certainly won't help and it's not just their lives they're risking, it's their family members as well as other people they come in contact with throughout the day, meh I'm over it and hope things settle down but from the loooks on the news I'm doubting it, much love to all and wishes for a day of freedom from that shitty liquid known as alcohol!
    I have too much shit to do today and tomorrow to drink

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    Drinkin won't help a damn thing! Will only make me sick for DAYS and that ugly, spacey dumb feeling-no thanks!

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